Sir John Hall has an exclusive interview today with the Daily Star, and he has urged every supporter who turns up for the game on Saturday against Leicester City, to support the lads for the full 90 minutes, in the hope we can get our first win of the season.
Sir John Hall – priority is to get out of this mess we are in
Sit John admits that the mood of the supporters is not that good at the moment, in fact it’s terrible, and certainly not as good as when he was the Chairman of the club back in the heady days when Kevin Keegan was the manager, and our team were called the Entertainers.
Newcastle are having a terrible season so far, and a hopeless year for that matter, as far as our results go.
But the one thing that is important for Newcastle United these days is to stay in the Premier League – and we’re sure current owner Mike Ashley will agree with that.
This is some of what Sir John has said in the Daily Star:
“Right now, it’s not about Mike Ashley’s regime or even whether Alan Pardew’s the right manager.” “It’s all about ensuring Newcastle get out of this mess.”
“The club may feel very different to when I was there but what hasn’t changed is the loyal Geordie support – there will still be 50,000 fans inside the ground.”
“When Kevin Keegan was manager, those fans were almost worth a goal to us because often, the opposition were beaten before a ball was kicked.”
“Of course, Kevin gave them the football they wanted and as a club, we were competing with the best.” “I appreciate the mood among supporters isn’t the same today.”
“But whatever changes they want, it’s important they put it on the back-burner just now.” “Staying in the Premier League is the overriding priority because for a club like Newcastle United, there’s a nothingness below it.”
“I’d urge every fan who turns up on Saturday to forget everything else for 90 minutes and rally behind that black and white shirt.”
Sit John is right that at the moment the priorities are different, and the main one is to support the players on the field and start to get up that league table.
It’s a problem with Mike Ashley as the owner, because he just doesn’t have the ambitions than a Newcastle owner should have, given the great history of the Newcastle United football club.
But we also don’t want to go down to the Championship – that would be very difficult to recover from – as other top clubs have proved over the years.
We need the win on Saturday – everybody seems to agree with that – and our best chances of achieving that are with the supporters right behind the team for the whole game.
Let’s do that and win the game.
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